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there fending and going after and taking care of the junk insurance industry. obama care is about making the market better. getting rid of junk insurance. there are a lot of americans in the private market that don't have very good insurance. and it doesn't cover very much. and when they get sick, the cost goes up for all of us. this is about reform. it's not about appeasing people when they get upset, when they get a cancellation notice in the mail saying you got lousy insurance. it doesn't meet the standards. go to the federal market. do we need like a health care summit so we can get all the good guys around the table to figure out what the hell to say to the camera? president clinton, drop me an e-mail. tell me what good that interview did when you said that there are three things wrong with obama care. there are people out there who were sitting on every word, wondering who do i believe. do i believe the lines of misinformation? well, is ed lying to me, or what's going on? is there really a junk insurance industry out there? absolutely, there is. and the whole point of this is that
. democrats were plus-7, when president obama got elected last year. and they were there. last night, when terry mcauliffe won the governorship. if you get presidential election type turnout in virginia, from here on out in all of their elections, republicans will never win again in that state. look specifically at the african-american turnout. when the republicans won that governorship back in 2009, the black turnout was 16%. when president obama was on the ballot last year, black turnout turned up to 20% of the electorate. last night again, black turnout was 20% of the electorate. african-american voters in virginia turned out. even though it was not a presidential year. even though it was an off-off year. and if african-american voters can turn out like that again in every election in virginia, that is a nightmare for the republican party. so yeah, ken cuccinelli lost, and the republicans lost the governorship. both of those are history-defying, bad news, bad bench marks for the republican party. and who turned out, looks bad for virginia republicans not just for last night's race but f
at the state of the obama presidency as he struggles now to fix the rollout of his signature health care law. >> we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it up. >> one year ago this week, president obama beat former massachusetts governor mitt romney in the 2012 election. now the president invokes the name of his defeated gop rival to defend health care reform. in just a moment, governor romney joins me for an exclusive interview. and president obama's approval rating is at an all-time low. obamacare is at a rough start. more u.s. spy revelations have rocked even our closest allies. and did the president consider replacing vice president joe biden with then-secretary of state hillary clinton? that's according to a bombshell in a new book "double down, game changing 2012." bob wood card, katty kay, david axelrod, bill kristol. i'm david gregory in washington. >>> and good sunday morning. the killing of a tsa agent at los angeles international airport is raising questions about the motives of the 23-year-old suspect, and also airport security. do tsa agents nee
the electoral system to tight back. >> we said this race was a referendum on obama care. >> [ bleep ] insurance before sucked! >> this race came down to the wire, because of obama care. >> don't pretend that the old system was cocoon. we won't ever get old and we won't ever die. >> i feel tremendous! i'm ready to take on the world! ooh! >> that virginia understands that obama care is a failure, and although i lost -- >> let's dance! >> we hope to never hear the name cuccinelli again. >> that message will go out across america tonight. ♪ >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the deceased owner of the oakland raiders, al davis, used to say "just win, baby. just win." he used to walk around practice biting his nails, because he was nervous about everything. but you knew what he wanted. he wanted the sick tree. the number one story in america over the past few weeks has been problems with obama care. you know, it's interesting. of all the voters in virginia last night, only 24% of them said that obama care was their number-one issue. you know what the number-one issue
obama seriously consider replacing vice president biden with hillary clinton? and how does mr. obama really feel about former president clinton. fascinating details. >>> and using electronics for the flying masses. >>> plus a really bad day for this $300,000 ferrari. and sights and sounds of a healthy and happy halloween 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we begin with the story of ten who escaped a bus crash unharmed. it toppled off a bridge into a fast moving creek in douglas, kansas. it landed on its side. all the children on board were under the anyone ge of 13. older kids are credited with helping the younger ones escape through a roof hatch. >> there was all screaming and stuff and then me and my friend were telling them to calm down and stuff. >> i was scared, but i really wasn't and my friends, i tried to put them first to get them out of the water. >> at the same time, the 64-year-old bus driver called 911, he was later treated for hypotherm hypothermia. this morning the kansas highway patrol is investigating why he drove on a water covered bridge. officials say
you trust, people at work, people in your neighborhood? who do you trust on obama care? all the coverage out there and everything that's taken place, especially this week. this week has really been a very interesting week. but who do you trust, and what influences you? you know, when i was growing up, there was a lot of news in the '60s. my mom was a high school english teacher, my dad was an aeronautical engineer, he worked for the government at the norfolk naval air base, and when they would come home, we would have dinner. it was pretty traditional back in those days, you know. we sat around the table and watched the evening news. it was walter cronkite. i'll tell you what. my mom and dad, they trusted walter cronkite. i mean, if he said it, that was it. that's the way it was. do you feel that way about peach you watch today? i would like to think that you trust me. certainly, there's no comparison between his accomplishments and mine. that's not where i'm going. what i'm going to is, you know, i want you to trust me. and i want you to know that i have my opinions. but i
to stand for principle, and in particular obama care is not working. >> shame on you! >> i'm telling you, the flying monkeys are coming. >> is it true or is it false? >> simply unbearable. >> is that true or false? and she refused to answer it. >> as frustrating as healthcare.gov may be sometimes, we are going to get this done. >> did he make the call yesterday or did joe biden call the wrong party? >> over the course of the next year or two, you're going to have a very big success for affordable health coverage in this country. >> president and his allies are whistling past the political graveyard. >> don't you wish we had like little ruby slippers. we could like, there's no place like home, there's no place like home. >> there's no place like home. >> did you bring a whiteboard. >> i did. >> the bottom of this carol seems to be endless. >> it's almost like we're in a movie. >> i'm melting! melting! . ♪ just got to get out, just got to get right out of here ♪ >> good to have you with us here tonight. folks, thanks for watching. the right wing smear machine is out in full force again
select-a-size. . >>> so we kick off this hour with breaking news. there is the podium. president obama will be joining us here momentarily, throwing out a lifeline to help with his health care lull. the president is expected to announce some sort of fix for the issues plaguing his legislation. hi, everyone. i'm thomas robertson. with the employment numbers in the tank and democrats looking like they're about to bail on the man, we'll hear from the president in just a few minutes it was congresswoman nancy pelosi who got everyone's attention earlier today. >> what we have to do for the fix is thread the needle. what they're doing tomorrow on the floor is unraveling the whole fabric. >> here's the number you need to know for today, 106,000. that's how many people have enrolled in the obama care exchanges since the first of october. the other number that you need to know, 7 million. that's the administration's goal for sign-ups in year one and they barely cracked 1%. divided democrats are expressing frustration and they're turning up the heat on the president to get the job done. >> we be
out to a new republican party. >> it was amazing. there was even a republican who voted for obama who stood up proudly and said that. >> that doesn't happen so much. used to say how many republicans, how many democrats. like in 2009, shield say and how many republicans who voted for obama. and there would be like ten people applauding, be really proud of themselves for being transformative and having the courage to cross party lines and make a difference. that doesn't happen so much anymore. there was one last night, though. >> that's my neighborhood and one your year when my kids were young, saddam hussein and georg bush. saddam got more candy. >> honestly, i don't know how you do this. the night continued over at the may flower with politico, one of their cocktails. and i cannot believe they were in the balconies and you had a great audience. >> do you know what they were asking, where is sam stein not here. >> it will never end. >> but there were a lot of good questions. and the most interesting thing, and i think the rope these crowds are so big is that the timing for the book is
, mom. >>> straight ahead, 39, that's not how many signed up for obama care, but it's no good news for the president. >>> down is up and left is right and dick cheney agrees with bill clinton? what? >> moving on to new legislation that has no chance of passing. what's up with that? >> i wish i knew, i'm abbi huntsman, the state of hawaii says aloha to marriage equality. no matter where you are, it's time for "the cycle." ♪ >> we do begin on a more serious note this hour. help us, that is the message thousands of typhoon survivors are saying as food and water and medicine has been slow to reach hard hit areas. aid has been arriving to the airport but getting it out to the city and local towns where roads are washed out and emergency crew killed has been quite difficult. it tops 2300 and at least two americans were among them. ian williams is in the philippines. ian, the flow of the aid as many people have commented seems frustratingly slow. what is being done to improve that flow of aid? >> reporter: ari, there is aid in country and there's plenty more on its way. the real problem
. president obama acknowledged that his baby, is sick. he's owned up to the failures of the team which botched the website's launch and last night he owned up to a failure of his own. that people feel betrayed by a promise he made them but couldn't keep. a promise that he could keep their insurance if they liked it. let's listen to the president. >> well, first of all, i meant what i said. and we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly, but obviously we didn't do a good enough job and i regret that. i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them, and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position. the facts are that many of the same people that feel betrayed now will be thanking the president later. these are people in so-called junk plans that could bankrupt them. the new plan may cost more than they are used to but ask anyone who has been bankrupted by cancer and couldn't afford treatment
>>> mitt romney disavows obama care. is it the same health care plan the former governor sold to massachusetts? i will talk to the architect of both plans in minutes. >>> the president's meeting with the leader of iraq. exactly what kind of military help is that country seeking from the u.s., and will it happen? >>> in office politics, down to its last days? i talked to cnbc's carl quintanilla about the problems with blackberry. >>> and how much money could this work of art fetch? it's in today's list of number ones. >>> hello, everyone. it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." he's back with a whole lot to say. mitt romney on today's "meet the press," talking about the comparisons between romney care in massachusetts and obama care. >> and perhaps the most important lesson the president failed to learn was you have to tell the american people the truth. what when he told the american people you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth. i
byrne win down with the guy where mr. young in alabama that didn't think that president obama was born in the united states. and the tea party rather than again going on the attack and trying to root out rhinos and squishes and everything else, i think they should take heart that ken cuccinelli could have been elected governor over a flawed candidate terry mcauliffe in the state of virginia with his conservative rhetoric if his allies, senator cruz and others, hadn't slammed the door on the government and brought us to almost the brink of default where cuccinelli got wiped out in northern virginia. i don't care how much money he >> it's like rodney dangerfield. not a lot of credit coming from the right to the governor of new jersey for his huge win up there carrying all the different economic groups and winning by 60%. on the other hand out there rooting for cuccinelli who lost. >> right. i think what you have now is a divide in the party between those who want to elevate chris christie in that main line wing of the party. and because they see him as somebody who has now proven he can
chris christie is hoping for a big win by avoiding the tea party. even embracing president obama and working with a democrat. here in new york city, bill de blasio is thought to be the most progressive in decades. but the main event will be in the key bellwether state of virginia. it is where tea partiers like ken cuccinelli became a tea party star with comments like this. >> the ultimate goal which is to make abortion disappear in america. homosexual acts are wrong and should not be accommodated in government policy. someone's going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place "b," wherever that is. you know, the speculation's kenya. and that doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility. >> birther jokes and attacks on women and gays. that's not a winning message in the year of 2013. cuccinelli also led a charge to shut down womens health centers and refused to say whether he supports equal pay measures. and a republican candidate for lieutenant governor is just as extreme. >> planned parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the kkk
like we've lost a war to a communist country to me. >> i think there will be another war over obama care. >> these aren't the droids you're looking for. >> and the winner of that war will be the side that tells the truth, and states the facts. >> the winner of the war is going to be the person who tells the truth? say billo, you better tell that to your buddy at 10:00, because he's been lying better than anybody in the business when it comes to health care in this country. you know, last week on this program, i started the segment on this program asking you, who do you trust? who do you trust when it comes to your news? and i told a story about how when i was growing up with walter cronkite, holy smokes, that's the way it was. and "620 minutes" was kind of the same way. boy, have times really changed, huh? question is, who do you trust when it comes to obama care? all the lies and the misinformation have now infiltrated the sunday talking heads. that's right, on sunday, fox news took their misinformation campaign to the next level, with their signature sunday talk show, fox news sun
our work cut out for us. we need to send barack obama back to chicago. i would like to send him back to kenya. [ applause ] >> that was at a north texas tea party event about two months before mitt romney lost the presidential election and of course it was long after president obama had produced his birth certificate showing that unlike either raphael cruz, sr., or junior, he was actually born in the united states. joining me now are msnbc political analyst steve schmidt, senior adviser on the mccain '08 campaign and joy reid, nbc contributor. this latest video about him wanting to send president obama as he puts it back to kenya was pulled out today. it's been around. they highlighted it. and then the senator put out a statement saying he doesn't -- his father doesn't speak for him. >> it's so precious when the guy whose son was born in canada does birther jokes. that's adorable. it highlights without the media officially there kind of the way conservatives are talking amongst themselves. and that really is the problem. the problem is even with the 47% video, this was mitt romney be
of rob ford in toronto. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. also the fallout of president obama's health care fix. politically he may have tamped down some of the pressure in his own party by letting americans who have had their plans cancelled keep them. >> what the president did today i think was politically right but in the long run we've got to get away from these junk, inadequate insurance programs. >> republicans still determined to take full advantage of the health care problems will start voting this morning on their own fix. it's called the upton bill. this proposal goes further than letting people simply keep their health insurance plans, it allows everyone to buy those cheaper, but significantly less comprehensive plans, something the administration says will essentially gut obama care. >> the legislative action that is proposed by the republicans through the upton bill is really a trojan horse. they're trying to just get in. their sole purpose for offering this amendment is not to help, it is not to fix the problem. it is to exploit the problem. >> the president will meet wit
is what it is. >> let's keep going. i don't want to do the obama care story. >> we missed you yesterday. it was incredible watching you there. somebody said something about grown men. i said the morning after your team wins, there are no grown men. >> the night your team wins there are no grown men. >> one was, in some ways as fun or more fun than seeing the green monster and into the up field. >> we were throwing balls off the green monster and to the base. >> like children. >> a lot of fun going inside the green monster. speaking of trick or treating, we lived on the upper west side for awhile. then we moved to places undisclosed, then we were chased back into the city because of the hurricane last year and snowstorm the year before. we always did 69th street on upper west side. have you done that before? >> i haven't. >> that is the coolest street. >> there's a couple blocks like that in manhattan. low 70s in lexington where they do it. everybody on the street gets together and they turn the block into an amazing halloween fantasy. >> that's what this is. >> speaking of halloween fan
will get to last night's election results shortly. right now president obama is headed to dallas. he plans to thank obama care volunteers trying to he had indicate americans about their option. a quarter of texas residents are uninsured and texas famously declined to accept funding to accept medicaid. today in washington, the white house point person on ensuring the program works, kathleen sebelius was back on the hill. >> users are receiving far fewer error messages and time-outs. and we're now able to process nearly 17,000 reg strants per hour with almost no errors. for millions of americans, delay is not an option. people's lives depend on this. we discussed security as part of the overall operations on a regular basis with the operations team, but no one i would say suggested that the risk outweigh the importance of moving forward. >> let's go right to luke russert in washington. luke, not quite the same fireworks we saw during sebelius's first round of testimony, but what did you make of the oversight there today? >> that's to be expected. the senate is the house of lords as compared
is the best. >> virginia is the best. and it's also the state barack obama won. one year later after a gop autopsy and a vow to rebrand, they haven't learned anything. any moment dozens of senate republicans are expected to vote against a gay rights law that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian employees in the workplace. that's 39 republicans who didn't get the memo. why? because they haven't learned anything. what about women's rights? republican senator lindsey graham is now launching a new fight against a woman's right to choose. calling for a 20-week abortion ban. >> i've been a pro-life member of congress since day one. i'm proud to lead this charge. >> todd akin was once proud to lead this charge. how'd that work out? again, they haven't learned anything. and this extreme ideology is particularly bad. look at virginia. the republican candidate for governor ken cuccinelli is as far right as they come. he thinks same-sex relationships are immoral, wants to ban abortions with no exception, and once said it's possible the president was born in kenya. and he's plunging in the
on how president obama's health care laws is helping real people across the country. the health and human service's department says the law has gotten more than half a million americans positioned to have health care. more than 100,000 have chosen plans from the federal and state health care exchanges. and nearly 400,000 have been deemed eligible for medicaid. that is the reality of the president's health care law. half a million people who didn't have insurance before are about to get covered. that's what really matters. the problem with the website are serious. but they will be fixed. the white house says other tweaks to the law will be made sooner rather than later. but all republicans want to do is talk about the problems with the website. they've done everything possible to try to stop this law. but today they were pretending to be upset that it's not working better. >> they weren't ready. they weren't close to ready. >> it's obvious that obama care was not ready for prime time. >> this is such a deeply flawed data rollout. >> none of you today can tell us who failed to do their job.
. >> the impact of the obama care debate in yesterday's election. >> obama care is a failure. >> get ready for this. >> kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill. how long can a hot seat stay hot? >> obama care is a failure. >> when you look at what happened last night. >> republicans ha to work extra hard. >> were voters really sending a message? >> big questions remain. >> there is a lot to digest over this. >> the civil war within the republican party continues to rage. ♪ >>> the republican establishment is fighting back against the two party attempts to take over the republican party. and last night, the republican establishment won. >> i'll tell you it is a shame what happened to ken cuccinelli because -- he was betrayed bay his own party. >> in virginia, a weak democratic candidate beat a much weaker and crazy sounding tea party candidate, ken cuccinelli. today a disappointed rush limbaugh let his audience in on the dirty little secret of that campaign. >> shea didn't want him to win. this is the dirty little secret. not like it is a secret now. such is the animus towards the tea p
obama care. we don't want more big government. >> don't vote against your own interests. >> there is a certain amount of pushback that needs to happen, because of tea party activities. >> this is a referendum on obama care. >> ahh! >> want to go back, you want to say you are no longer covered any longer. >> we want more leaders like your next governor, ken cuccinelli. >> we're voting against cuccinelli for the governor's position. >> i want synchro nicety in government. ken cuccinelli is not supportive of our president's agenda. >> i'm scared to death of what obama care is doing to virginia virginians. >> nobody likes a cry baby. >> everything they're talking about, it's about undoing the progress. >> grind progress to an absolute halt. >> it's about undoing the progress that the vast majority of the american people think was progress. >> now, we didn't get universal health care, we didn't get the public option. but we got some good things. we moved forward. >> it is the working man's friend, and god bless him. >> i'm ready for round two! i'm ready for round two. >> the
president obama wants to do and there's positive results. >> over the course of the next year or two, you're going to have a very big success for affordable health coverage. >> if you had had a moment with president obama, what would your advice be on how to make it right? >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. hope you had a great weekend. two senators from kentucky, mitch mcconnell, who heads up the republicans in the senate, and rand paul, who wants to be the president of the united states, these two senators have been the biggest obstructers and biggest bad-mouthers of obama care anywhere in the country. but look what's happening in their own backyard. this is the pulse center, and this is where mitch mcconnell and rand paul have never been. they have never been here in frankfurt, kentucky. it's an obscure office complex, it's known as building 12, and it's kind of hard to find. but this is where we were this morning. i wanted to go to kentucky to find out how this is working. president obama last week in a speech in boston, massachusetts, talked about what w
to accept aid. he didn't do that. and he didn't hate barack obama in the process, he deserves credit for not hating barack obama. >> that is a low bar. >> it is a low bar, he cleared it. but this is so important, this is the first time i have actually heard broken down what did he actually do to earn this rapturous response from the media? >> yeah, i thought it was actually crazy, he is talking about the response after sandy which is actually people coming together after sandy. which again, i am not raining on. it is an amazing thing. >> it had nothing to do -- he had nothing to do with it. when he put together himself that it was his alchemy of him bringing together people suffering after the tragedy, and yeah, the one thing he could do, above and beyond the neighbors coming together, is to deliver the federal aid in a timely fashion, and he failed at that. >> is that how you feel, andrea? >> absolutely, i can't believe with the special election they found the money to fund this project, and you found the money, yet a year later you can't find the money to funnel the funds to people
the obama 2o 12 playbook. he ran up the score especially in the washington suburbs. in suburb and richmond, democratic state senator easily beat the republican winning the contest by double-digits. the attorney general's race remains too close to call with 99% of the vote in. the democrat mark herring leads them by just over 600 votes. in virginia we do this in the attorney general races a lot these days. bob mcdonald had the nail biter like that. they can request a recount if it's less than 1% of the vote. we will see a rebound in that race. chris christie won reelection in a landslide with 60% of the vote in a state that the president won by 17 points. new york city will have the first democratic mayor in two decad decades. the 109th mayor by a big margin and they chose a progressive path. you got that right. in boston, marty walsh will precede the longest serving mayor. the city councilman with the support of organized labor. here's one should you know about. they -elected the first white mayor in nearly four decades. he ran on the financial turn around and defeated wayne county sheriff
for obama care, the massachusetts health care plan created by mr. obama's former 2012 rival, mitt romney, in that first month, in that program, slow rollout, only roughly 100 people signed up. >> virtually every resident in the commonwealth is insured today. >> health care reform in this state was a success. that doesn't mean it was perfect right away. >> officials warn, the numbers would be low. >> that doesn't include those who enrolled in state exchanges. >> the state exchanges, which are essentially set up for free by the federal government in the states that accepted them, are doing very well. >> it's cranking out people that are joining up every day. >> over the last three years, internal obstacles and bureaucratic molasses threatened the whole enterprise. >> when you go to the pulse center and find out how many residents in that state are being helped, you only shake your head as to why we aren't doing that in every state of the union. >> all of this is in place right now. it is working right now. >> if there is a way that you can insure every one of your people or get them afford
of reform is becoming the reality of reform and we're not going back. >> this race was a referendum on obama care. >> you go around and say a lot of biologically stupid things. >> the tea party isn't nearly as much fun as it sounds. >> you sent a message, virginia would continue the mainstream bipartisan position. >> despite being outspent by an unprecedented $50 million -- >> a lot of cuccinelli supporters a little bit bitter. >> this race came down to the wire because of obama care. >> republicans out of virginia. >> thank you, new jersey, for making me the luckiest guy in the world. >> i have never seen a more explicit launching of a presidential campaign. >> maybe the folks in washington, d.c. should tune in -- >> hey, washington, look at me! >> i sought a second term to finish the job. now watch me do it. >> how long can a hot seat stay hot? >> madam secretary, i repeat my request for you to resign. >> the president heading to dallas tonight. >> i've got one more campaign in me. ♪ >>> as the election day dust settles, president obama is picking up the pace in what he calls his last ca
. >> besides reapportionment, the shrinking white majority claims to power through this. one of president obama's is picks was blocked. the vote was 56-41. sorry. that's enough enough. you didn't get 60. that's the new tactic. i want to start with ron, get back to you on this question. it's not just they try to keep the other party out of power, but if they get into power through some hard-work being effort by the obama people to win again, winning enough votes despite all these efforts, they make sure they don't get to do anything. they use the 60 vote requirement on every little antsy thing. so they're hamstrung, so they win by not letting the other side win when they win. >> i think it's making sure that elections don't have consequences unless the republicans are winning. this is an unprecedented use of the filibuster by mitch mcconnell. in lyndon baines johnson's tenure he faced one fill buster. and about half of the executive appointments that have been filibustered, about half of them have come under the obama presidency. fill me in there and talk about all three of these efforts. not on
obama gets an earful from fellow democrats. >> we believe this needs to be fixed. >> i think we can get it fixed. >> they are worried now about the mid-term elections. >> what we have to do for the fix is thread the needle. >> when it comes to this health care law, there is no way to fix this. >> what we should not do is what the republicans want to do. >> the upton bill. >> the upton bill is a very dangerous bill. >> is not a good bill. >> john boehner has called the upton bill a targeted strike. >> what is unacceptable is what the republicans want to do. >> what is it that you want to do? >> scrap this law once and for all. >> we can't go back to the status quo. >> the website will get fixed. this will get better. >> it is going to work. >> the health care law has survived a lot. >> the bill is passed. >> well, wait a minute. wait a minute. >> it can be upheld. >> i am your father. >> the health care law has survived a lot. >> the mood among democrats has gone from nervous to panicked. >> is that it? is it over? is that your understanding? >> absolutely not. we've got to move forward
, a full throated defense of what we call now obama care and the president also joking if and when it becomes successful, folks on the other side are going to be calling it by another name. it seems as if we saw a real deliberate shift in strategy, no? >> reporter: yeah, i think what we're seeing is that -- what came out of chuck's interview yesterday, craig, and a lot of today was this whole idea of an apology, that the president was apologizing for the health care law. that's the way the gop was spinning it. by coming out and having the full throated defense by saying this is a good law and we still very much believe in it and need, here are the benefits of it and putting that forward, it kind of shifts the narrative from the apology for the law which is being spun if you didn't do that outright, apologized for the folks with individuals policies who got -- weren't able to keep them. it's a strategy that is intentional and being done to control the narrative better into the weekend. and as the president moves on now, he's going down to south florida, miami to do fund raising and
big screen tv, probably have a car, probably have a cell phone. >> my contention is that the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse. >> now, we can debate economic policy. we can debate how you aid those low income americans. but the disdain, the almost demonizing and denigrating of people because of the economic status, that to me is inexcusable, e.j. >> i think so too. they're acting as if all these folks have mansions right next door to donald trump on public benefits. they act as if all these folks don't want to work. one of the insidious things in the house bill is that they say they have a work requirement. but that's not a real work requirement, because states can cut people even if they're unemployed, even if they're looking for work, even if they can't find jobs that they want to take. and the state is under no obligation to help them. that's not a work requirement. that's just punishing people because the unemployment rate is high. and so it's crazy to talk this way about our fellow citizens and i
and in particular, obama care is not working, end quote. strange. >>> senator rand paul launched an attack during superstorm sandy recovery, criticizing christie with ads entitled, stronger than the storm for tourism. >> some people for office put their mug all over the ads while they're in the middle of a political campaign. in new jersey $25 million was spent on ads. you think there might be a conflict of interest there. that's a real problem. that's why when people who are trying to do good and trying to use taxpayers' money wisely, they're offended to see our money spent on political ads. >> president obama phoned governor christie to congratulate him on the victory. the white house says the president was glad to make the call after they worked together on sandy relief efforts. >>> let's turn our attention to obama care now. terry mcauliffe's two-point victory in virginia's gubernatorial race has some democrats worried about their future. yesterday the president met with 16 senators frustrated about the rollout of obama care and they are worried the troubled launch may come back to haunt them
." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in chicago. let me start tonight with this. president obama took back the health care fight today. he unleashed a brisk combination of both defense and offense. he declared people who had their own health insurance before his bill became law had a chance to reup with their current plans. a total failure to present even the outline of their own plan to save the country's 40 million uninsured from life in the emergency room. can the president regain control of the fight? can he begin to stand toe-to-toe with his critics with whom is empty handed? can he win the argument he alone is offering a solution to the country's health care challenge after decades of debate, log jam, and failure. can he win this historic test? howard fineman and jonathan gruber. gruber was an adviser to congress and the president on the affordable care act. anyway, president obama has taken fire for breaking a promise he made to the public that everyone can keep their health insurance plans if they like them. the president made no excuse today for what he said. he announced a move t
. >>> was the obama campaign considering replacing joe biden with hillary clinton on the 2012 ticket? it appears so. in the new book "double down" it's said obama's chief of staff at the time was actively pushing the idea. in the end the research showed it didn't move the polls enough to justify the move. >>> also in that book mitt romney seriously considered chris christie for vice president. the new jersey governor was apparently ruled out because of unanswered questions about his background and, quote, health concerns. >>> there's also new data on the number of people who signed up for obama care on day one. are these numbers a sign of trouble or what was expected? we'll talk about it and what it means for the white house as well as the uninsured and the fight against the rollout with the republican national committee chair, reince priebus, next. when you vote for flo, we'll have discounts. ice-cream discounts. multi-cookie discounts. pizza loyalty discounts! [ kids chanting "flo!" ] i also have some great ideas on car insurance. [ silence ] finding you discounts since back in the day. call or c
last night, president obama made an election day analogy. >> i have run my last political campaign. but i'll tell you what, i've got one more campaign in me. the campaign to make sure that this law works for every single person in america. >> let me bring in our company. liz sidoti is the national politics editor, alex burns, senior political editor for politico. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> we're going to keep our eye on this live hearing today, and it's also election day. liz, the president said himself this is going to be his last campaign, selling the health care law. how's he doing so far? >> well, i think he's having incredible difficulty in doing that. i mean his message was fairly strong heading into this as he pivoted off the campaign, but that's all been undermined by problems with the system and also a disconnect between the rhetoric that he said on the campaign trail versus what's actually happening now as folks are watching the impact of the new health care law on their own policies, their existing policies, and we're seeing cancellations come all over the
rights. >> fox news continues to spread lies and deceit about become care. >> obama and his socialist party wanted to take over one sixth of the economy. >> medical devices, all kinds of crazy things, contraception. buy our own breast pump and birth control pill. >> this is just too good. >> it's not insurance. it's welfare. >> they're afraid of it being popular. >> all i ask of fox and everybody else to provide the content. >> you're taking away their choice. >> and i believe in choice. except obviously in marriage and reproductive rights. ♪ >>> it's been a week of setbacks, delays and partisan bickering and i am not talking about the outrage over the obama carolout but the judicial system. three major decisions this weekend. new york city, texas and latest in washington, d.c. first, right here in the big apple where judges from the 2nd circuit put to a stop to the decision issued in august that would have forced changes to the city's stop and frisk program. the reason? not the substance but the role of the judge who, quote, ran afoul of the code of conduct by compromising the quot
president obama did. he said the election is a chance to push back against extreme ideology. >> i think the motto of the tea party should be "back to the future," because think, really, think about it. these guys are the antithesis, the absolute antithesis of change and progress. everything they talk about, without exaggeration, is about turning back what the rest of the country and the world thinks is progress. it's hard to fathom, it's hard to fathom this state being led by a man who rejects all that this new thinking stands for. >> interesting to note that the vice president did not mention president obama nor the affordable care act during his speech. those topics were covered by the republican in the race, though, and his supporter, senator marco rubio. >> and i know that tomorrow night the people of virginia will send a clear message to our country and to the democratic party. we don't want obama care. we don't want more big government. >> i'm scared to death of what obama care is doing to virginians. terry mcauliffe is scared to death of what obama care's doing to terry mcauliffe
>>> the hate obama party. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. this hatred of the president has sunk deeper and deeper into the republican blood stream. to be a member of the gop in november 2013 is to be a member of the h.o.p., the hate obama party. you must not only oppose him, the plit cat -- political leader. but everything with his name on it. you must not only hate the president's health care plan, you must support any work of sabotage. the goal is to blow up the program. whether by denying people information, refusing to have your state participate, talking the young people into how to avoid accountability. this is what the enemies have been doing since they first learned of his election just as the southern states began moving towards secession. in the victory of abraham lincoln, this is the way they wanted to sabotage his -- well, tonight the hate obama party and all its anger and misery. david corn and ron reagan, both are msnbc contributors. gentlemen, thank you for joining us. this sabota
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